A unique Celtic Connections live show (with full band and special guests) from Scotland’s multi-award-winning folk singer and guitarist Kris Drever, who takes us on a journey through his career to date.
The show features the key songs, traditional and original tunes from his 2-decade career, including influences from his early Orcadian musical beginnings, classic debut Black Water and beyond via Lau and The Spell Songs project. Drever’s skill in creating insightful, modern standards (such as Ghosts, If Wishes Were Horses and Scapa Flow 1919) and his constant reinvention in the live setting are just a couple of the reasons he has become a major artist in today’s international roots music community.
Herkja are a 4-piece, close-harmony ensemble from Shetland known for writing songs in Shetland dialect and playing traditional tunes from the isles and Scandinavia. The band includes Lyn Anderson and Martha Thomson on fiddles, Lana Smith on accordion and keys and Jenny Sturgeon on guitar. Described by The Guardian as "spooky, subtle indie".
Grosse Isle blend traditional Irish and Quebecois music with original compositions. Named after the St Lawrence River island which served as a waystation for Irish immigrants fleeing the Great Famine, the trio consists of Sophie Lavoie and Andre Marchand from Quebec plus Ireland’s Fiachra O’Regan, who together blend fiddle, uilleann pipes, whistle, guitar, piano and vocals to create the rich, enveloping sound, perfected on their highly acclaimed album, Le Bonhomme Sept Heures/The Bonesetter.